Alaska Airlines Engineering Specialist II in Seattle, Washington


Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Alaska Native painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska, with Virgin America, is the premier airline for people on the West Coast, and together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 115 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion.


Role Summary The Engineering Specialist II applies technical principles and concepts in publishing documentation that provides all Maintenance & Engineering (M&E;) personnel with necessary information and instructions to perform their duties and responsibilities with a high degree of safety.

Scope & Complexity This individual contributor role leads the development of maintenance procedures, work documents, and diagrams to support maintenance in meeting the safe and economical maintenance and operations standards of the aircraft for Alaska Airlines (AS).

Key Duties

  • Reviews, revises, and publishes documentation that provides all Maintenance & Engineering (M&E;) personnel with necessary information and instructions.

  • Publishes documentation that adheres to applicable Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)s, Department of Defense (DoD) standards, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Laws and Regulations, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regulations, Air Transport Association (ATA) Specifications.

  • Leads the preparation of procedures for processing technical data through the various stages of development and publication.

  • Provides subject matter expertise on program requirements and procedures based on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines for airworthiness and compliance.

  • Leads the coordination and communication with FAA as necessary and facilitates resolution of audit findings for the department.

  • Maintains collegial relationships with personnel of other airlines for the exchange of information and experience in matters of mutual interest.

  • Attends training classes, workshops, and seminars to stay abreast of current developments in the airline industry and related fields.

  • Maintains compliance with Safety Management System (SMS) and Alaska safety policies and procedures, as well as federal regulations, by reporting any safety hazard or potential hazard.

  • Leads by example by including SMS principles in daily work habits and remaining current on SMS training requirements.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education

  • Required

  • A minimum of 5 years of technical writing, publication, or other relevant experience.

  • Excellent communication (e.g., verbal, written, and listening), presentation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to produce clear and concise documentation.

  • Ability to confidently lead weekly meetings which include members from the FAA and company managers or directors.

  • Strong analytical and complex problem-solving ability, particularly in identifying issues and trends.

  • Ability to meet assigned project deadlines with self-directed decision making confidence.

  • Detailed oriented and highly organized, with ability to multi-task and work independently with limited guidance in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, with a focus in aviation safety or a related discipline.

  • 5 years of aviation experience in any of the following areas: aviation safety, airline operations, or military aviation experience.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.


For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program. Our values reflect who we are at work and in our communities: Own Safety, Do the Right Thing, Be Kind-Hearted, Deliver Performance, and Be Remarkable. Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants are also protected by law.

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Job ID: 32734

Location: Seattle, WA

Regular/Temporary: Regular